CVC Words Clip Cards Printables for Kindergarten

Have your students practice decodable CVC words with these free, low-prep, CVC clip cards, plus work on your child’s fine motor skills.

Free printable CVC word work activity for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

CVC Clip Cards

Use these clip cards to practice CVC words and build fine motor skills; perfect for kindergarteners! These CVC clip cards are easy to prep for busy teachers that want to add reading skills to their literacy centers. All the cards have short vowel sounds and are perfect for beginning readers!

Perfect For Busy Teachers!

The CVC clip cards are so easy to implement within your classroom! They require little prep work and time from you but will create tons of practice for early readers! Keep reading for ideas of how to use them in your classroom.

The student will look at the picture and sound out the three CVC word options. They will, then, put a clothespin on the CVC word they believe is correct. Using the clothespins helps build their hand muscles and makes it easy for you to quickly check their answers.

Free printable CVC words reading practice activity for literacy centers. Perfect for students in kindergarten and first grade.

Preparing the CVC Clip Cards

Supplies Needed:

  • clip cards
  • clothespins or clips


  1. Print the cards. There are 4 cards per page.
  2. Cut the cards apart.
  3. Laminate the cards.
  4. Slide the cards and clothespins or clips into a baggie or tray for easy storage and grab and go access.

Simply print, cut, and laminate! And you are ready to go! Clip cards are great for their ease of use and make a great addition to your resources in your classroom.

Free printable CVC word work activity for students who are just learning to read simple CVC words.

CVC Clip Cards in the Classroom

Students will practice reading these simple CVC words by sounding out the words and placing their clip on the word that matches the picture. They can be printed in color or black and white. The students will practice letter sounds and word families with these clip cards.

CVC Clip Cards can be differentiated for many uses in the classroom. You could use these in your literacy or reading centers. They could also be utilized in a small reading group. Maybe you have fine motor centers in your room; these would be great to combine fine motor skills and reading practice!

Do you have a student that is a fast finisher? These CVC cards would be a perfect little task for them to stay quiet and engaged while the other students finish their work.

Free CVC clip cards for extra reading practice in kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Add to your literacy centers for hands-on practice.

Maybe you are looking for a way to assess your students’ knowledge of CVC words. These would be a great way to quickly assess your students without the pressure of a traditional test!

If you have a student that is struggling, you could lessen the amount of clip cards you give to them or target their learning on just one vowel sound. Once, they master that vowel sound you could introduce other sounds and grow the amount of cards they work on.

CVC clip cards for extra reading practice and fine motor development during literacy centers, small group instruction, or morning tubs.

If you have some advanced students, you could have them write their answers on a recording sheet or dry erase board. They could even write a sentence using the CVC word!

This CVC clip card freebie is the perfect addition to your classroom! Your little learners will want to practice reading when you use this resource!

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Looking for an online version of this activity? Check out the CVC word building activity for Google Slides or Seesaw!

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